Friday, September 12, 2008
story on Glasstire: CLICK HERE
For those of us growing up or living in Montrose and the Heights, notsuoH was, and continues to be, an institution. My friends and I often found ourselves there well into the morning, playing chess with a handful of tattooed strangers and, after enough coffee, a few playwrights. The space belonged to painter and performance artist Jim Pirtle, and was nestled in a vintage 1893 three-story walk-up, in what was then a quiet, untouched and rail-free stretch of Main Street in downtown Houston. The space itself was an ever-changing mind-fuck of found objects—beer bottles, bikes, ancient magazines, Christmas lights, a sea of wooden coat hangers—and hundreds of other things which, when seen together, appeared more like garage sale items than peripheral décor.
"It's a graveyard of sorts," says Macias, who quit his job and sold his car for the opportunity to come up with Pirtle. "Here, nothing is what it seems, nothing is arbitrary and nothing is accidental."
Anderson Cooper is standing down the street from Kim Son in Downtown. He said that there is a bar still open down the street. Betcha it's The Flying Saucer. Ya know, I could see 11 high-rise construction sites from the 7th floor at Kirby and Richmond yesterday- I'd be worried about that shit. Kemah's under water!
Here's some Rua Minx.
DUAL installation at AWarfare
I walked around the block in Lindale Park. There were about 65 houses and maybe 18 1/2 were boarded up in anticipation of the Eisenhower Administration. One guy only gets a half point 'cause he forgot the whole front of his house. The humidity is sick.
A garden hose in someone's yard looked perfectly capable of flying in a 20-foot arc in the air and smashing the ranch house's lace curtained front window. At the shady club down Fulton they were unloading plywood, even though the windows had been boarded up and painted the same color as the building years ago. I might bring a shopping cart across the street into my garage. Just so it doesn't bash through my garage door at 3 in the morning, with a loud bash not piercing the metal, but opening the room to the rain and tree debris. The eye will be here at 7 am. I'm listening to Hungry Eyes.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I heart Dead Things
You Kant Always Get What You Want
- Joao Ribas & Matt Sheridan Smith -
At the Coed Dance
- Naeem Mohaiemen -
Wall of Shame
- William Powhida -
Art as Curating ≠ Curating as Art
- Jens Hoffmann & Julieta Aranda -
The Bias of the World Curating after Szeemann & Hopps
- David Levi Strauss -
What Is a Curator? That smooth-faced gentleman, tickling Commodity, Commodity, the bias of the world…
Waking up in Dreams
- Raimundas Malašauskas & Gabriel -
- J.C. Fregnan / Stefan Brüggemann -
Lesser New York
- Fia Backström -
Curator as Producer
- Michelle White & Nato Thompson -
Answering a Proposition with a Question * —Or, What is Wrong with This Picture?
- Dara Birnbaum -
Exhibition as School as Work of Art
- Anton Vidokle / Martha Rosler -
The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist * & The Next Omelet Should Be Made by a Carpenter
- Lawrence Weiner -
Lawrence Rinder and Cliff Hengst
- Eric Zimmerman -
Cory Arcangel + Lialina &...
- Michael Odom -
Archie Scott Gobber
- Charissa N. Terranova -
- Noah Simblist -
- Noah Simblist -
- Keri Oldham -
- Sean Carroll -
- John Devine -
The Old, Weird America
- Hills Snyder -
- Kurt Mueller -
- Garland Fielder -
Phantom Sightings: Art After the...
- Tucker Neel -
- Christina Linden -
A Sorry Kind of Wisdom
- Marie-Adele Moniot -
Marcos Ramírez ERRE
- Kate Green -
- Ben Judson -
Lucky Number Seven, SITE Santa...
- Peter S. Briggs -
- Nancy Stoaks -
WORDSTOBELOOKEDAT: Language in...
- Alex Jovanovich -
Looking for a studio in Houston (Montrose/Downtown)
Reply to: email@example.com [?]
Date: 2008-09-10, 9:39AM CDT
I am currently living in Brooklyn, NY but will be moving to Houston in the late Fall/Early Winter. I am interested in a small artists studio/photography studio in an artists building, in or around Montrose/Downtown Houston. I do require a large sink or accessibility to pluming and high ceilings. If you have a studio or some contact for a raw space please contact me. Open to shares.
Please learn how to spell plumbing before moving to Texas. Unless, of course, you require access to peacocks.
MFAH closed until Sunday and two lectures canceled.
Diverseworks: The 2008-2009 Season Kick off featuring the opening reception for Understanding Poverty, Flickerlounge and a performance by Saddi Khali has been postponed until Friday, Sept. 19th
Moody Gallery will be closed until Tuesday, September 16th
due to hurricane Ike. The opening reception for Mary McCleary's
exhibition "For the Time Being" has been rescheduled for Saturday,
September 20 from 6 - 8 PM.
The Glasstire party at Hello-Lucky has been rescheduled for Friday, September 26!!
We are disappointed . . . but Booker-Lowe Gallery will be closed Friday, September 12th, and Saturday, September 13th, because of Hurricane Ike. We will reschedule our opening event for Earth Colors Recaptured, and will let you know the new date as soon as possible. (Public Service Announcement) If you have time, please protect your fine art from possible leaks or other water damage.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston closed until Sunday.
Blaffer Gallery- Due to the approach of Hurricane Ike, Friday evening's opening reception and Saturday's artists' and curators' roundtable discussion have been canceled.
In place of the opening reception, Blaffer Gallery invites the public to take a first peak at the fall exhibitions during the Red Block Bash on September 18. Additionally, we have extended the hours of the Bash from 4 until 8 p.m.
Inman Gallery and CTRL Gallery, have rescheduled their openings for Wednesday, September 24th .
U of Houston CLOSED ASAP-
as we are now rough
Yeah, yeah. Ike's big and bad and mean. DON"T FLIP THE FUCK OUT. Oh, that was all caps. Guess I'm flipping the fuck out. Well, as long as this doesn't happen again.
The Texodus- the largest mass movement of people in American history
(2nd place D-Day landing June 6, 1944)
Well I'm definitely staying off the freeways until Saturday. It's the streets for me.
ummm... no, not that...
That's how I'm gonna get to You Blew It Sweden! at the U of Houston Art Department tonight. Wanna meet the new grad kids on the 4th Floor? me too.
My favorite facebook artist
A day later, at just about art show time (6-8pm) Ike is gonna crawl onstage like a a fat, angry turtle. I hope he doesn't stay. Like a Beckett play with broken windows. While they are perfectly fine exhibitions, it seems like Damaged Romanticism at the Blaffer is gonna get damaged, RADAR EYES at the Art Car Museum doesn't have a clue what is coming, CTRL Gallery is encouraging you to come see Anders Oinonen after after the storm, Ben DeSoto's blockbuster Diverseworks Understanding Poverty is going to have to understand that no one is coming, HCP's three shows will have to be cryogenically frozen, Hello Lucky (click the link, do you know those hot models?) encourages you to come and stay to ride out the storm for Home is where you make it..., there won't be any people using the Common Space at Inman for Gilad, and the Quarrel will have to hang with itself at Glassell. Oh yeah, betcha Madeline Albright is gettin' otta dodge without speaking a word.
Ike visits Cuba
SO DON"T FLIP OUT. ACK! I"M FLIPPING OUT> I NEEDA VALIUM
DBHB in the morning Saturday for coffee and donuts (why don't more people have openings where you're bleary eyed ass can get a cuppa?). Will Brooks'll be good at the re-re-opened Gallery 1724 on Bissonett, Kristy Peet at Hungry's will not be coming of age if there's no one there to see it, all them Gallery Row rats will have to wait for October, Dan Fabian might have better luck on facebook than at Mackey and Angelbert will just hav'ta keep on dreaming.
Will Chiahui Yei, the latest in a series of massive Chicano culture shows, happen on Sunday?
see you guys when we're all dead!
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Seems like an appropriate location...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
In association with the Rothko show at the Tate Modern through February, The Guardian sent reporter Jonathan Jones to Houston to visit the Rothko Chapel, the artist's "final, misunderstood masterpiece."
because he was a religious man. He leapt at the chance to create
a chapel because it was the type of cultural space that came closest
to his ideal of making a "place" with art. Tell that to Houstonians.
To spend a couple of days at the Rothko Chapel is to be at once impressed
and silently troubled. Locals use this place. In fact, they love it.
They come not just as tourists but to meditate, pray, and talk sombrely.
They see it as a religious place and the art as spiritual.
It is called a chapel, after all, and most Americans believe in God."
Thursday, September 11, 2008
7:00pm - 11:55pm
University of Houston Fine Art Building - Level 4
Join us as we celebrate the 300th year anniversary of the turning point of the Great Northern War (1700-1721) marked by Charles XII of Sweden's failure to continue his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, leading to the eventual defeat of the Swedish army nine months later in the battle of Poltava, and effectively ending Sweden’s status as a major world power!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
bestest part at 3:00
the bestest at 2:02
2:50 why do you love it?
meet the artist 5:50
If you want to be part of the septe
All of you sexyA
the xoxo kills me
2 grand, no strings attached?
Houston Press Masterminds
"The Houston area is full of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs who are changing our creative and cultural landscape. We'll honor three of these creative superstars on Saturday, November 15, when the Houston Press presents three winners with MasterMind awards of $2,000 each. Winners will come from areas such as visual arts, performance arts, film/video/media, and literary arts."
Plus... HP has pics from the Mixed Media Party, where I hear there were ravers all fucked up on sumthin' and a good light show for 'em... most of Billy Martini's pics are of bad bourgeois outfits and well-tanned DJs.
cartoon artist wanted
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [?]
Date: 2008-09-07, 3:32PM CDT
I'm currently in need of an artist who can design some maps of the world on paper - the style of the maps will be of a cartoon look and need to have all the world's points of interests on them - i.e. Eiffel Tower - Statue of Liberty - Great Wall of China - and so on, all in keeping with a cartoon theme!
The candidate needs to have transportation as I work on Feagan street, 77007, Houston - within the inner loop
My name's Stuart - I can be contacted on 832 687 2395 if your interested and we can go over the details!
Seeking Urban Art (Inner Loop)
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Date: 2008-09-04, 11:49AM CDT
I am seeking an artist that would like to promote their art to an underground Houston scene. Please send me a sample of your style for consideration. I will give you more details when we speak.
for the Austin art blog ...might be good click HERE
Looking for a tattoo artist who's a WoW fan.. (Houston)
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Date: 2008-09-05, 10:51AM CDT
Anyone know of a tattoo artist in H-town that's a World of Warcraft fan?
seen at U of Houston
Art Openings seem too vapid and drunken? Check out these sit-down ho-downs this week.
Mayor of Screwston, Tejas
Rice University, Jones School of Management
Tuesday, September 9th, 6:00 pm cocktails- 6:30 pm lecture
Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
University of Houston Art Department, Room 101
Thursday, September 11th, 1:00 pm
Artist, Founder Atlas Group
Glassell School of Art
Friday, September 12th, 5:00 pm
Economist and Author, New York Times, Hot, Flat and Crowded
University of Houston, Cullen Hall
Friday, September 12th, 6:30pm
MUST RSVP- 713-743-1000
Poet and Author, Miles: The Autobiography
Saturday, September 13th, 6:00 pm